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Oct 14, 2012 2:30pm EDT
ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. geor
WETA
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
60 votes in the senate. i think maybe they could have been a little bit more forceful in the issue but i understand. >> do hispanics sometimes feel pandered to? as we speak the white house has announced president obama is going to california to dedicate the see saar chavez memorial. >> i think we always have that sense. they're always pandering to latinos. it's not just now. it's always. you have politicians go to east l.a. on a parade wearing a sombrero. they go to miami and have a little drink. they do the things they feel, utter a few words in spanish and feel this is what we need to do to get the hispanic vote. sometimes they forget there are actual issues and their positions on the issues will decide whether they're going to get the support or not. >> i call it the christopher columbus syndrome. every four years they rediscover us, hispanics, and then they forget about us for three years and then they rediscover us again. >> yet, as the news reported this week, we discussed it earlier, this is still shocking. president obama holds a 73-21% lead over mitt romney among latino vo
WETA
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
almost unthinkable to accomplish. democrats like senator john kerry at last month's convention seized on shifts like that one to argue that romney is not ready to guide foreign policy. >> mr. romney, here's a little advice. before you debate barack obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself. >> woodruff: today the new obama ad pointed to romney's much criticized overseas trip during the summer to argue he lacks experience and clarity on foreign affairs. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of israel and poland. >> woodruff: all of this played out as the president himself was in southern california. he declared the home of the late farm workers' union leader caesar chavez a national landmark. he also held fund-raisers in los angeles and san francisco. his campaign and the democratic national committee raised $181 million in september, the most for any month this year. but money aside, it appears romney's performance in last week's highly watched debate has improved his standing in the ra
WETA
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics >> reporter: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, why are you doing this? this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success. and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period? they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> woodruff: the choice: 2012 >> woodruff: "the choice 2012" airs on most pbs stations tonight. >> ifill: next, our series on "coping with climate change" looks at how the city of chicago is dealing with ever warmer temperatures, by trying to cool things down with changes to its landscape. we turn again to hari sreenivasan, who traveled there recently. >> that's your grandfather. >> sreenivasan: 15-year-old janell coleman only knows her grandfather through the photographs that her g
WETA
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
democratic senate candidates keep their distance from president obama even in states where he's likely to do well. that's not an option for tim kaine because they're too close to obama. he served as his dnc chairman. he has not tried to do that. he has tied his fortunes to barack obama for better or worse >> woodruff: if republicans had to scale back their senate, susan, in the house it's looking like the democratic hopes of taking over the majority are a long way >> more of... stu is more of an expert on house races than i am. it seems highly unlikely that democrats will muster the number to take over control of the house. if you end up with a democratic senate and a republican-controlled house just like we have now how will we get things done in washington? if president obama is re-elected and there's a republican controlled house where the attitude of republican leaders toward president obama change? >> unlike 2006, 2008, '10 there is no partisan wave. while we began the cycle with congress' low ratings and all these incumbents are going to lose we don't see it now. i wouldn't be sh
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